My oncologist has also put me into this. Am scheduled to have Zoladex injection every four weeks and chemo every three weeks. He said it will protect my ovaries from the chemo. Am doing 4 FEC and 4 Tax. And have had one so far (including the Zoladex injection). Not sure why Nush your oncologist would say it makes chemo not work. Perhaps get a second opinion?
... View more
Hello everyone! Am new to this forum so this is my first post (have a couple of others I will post separately!) I hope you can help with this. I had my first chemotherapy treatment on 16 Jan (am doing 4 FEC and 4 Tax, every three weeks, so 1 down 7 to go) and I am worried about the effects on my brain. I have read a lot about "chemobrain" and how chemotherapy treatment affects memory, concentration and cognitive skills. I run my own business (design and digital marketing agency) and do a lot of public speaking, teaching, writing, training, coming up with on the spot ideas, thinking on my feet, problem solving, etc. I really don't want to lose my thinking, creativity, or intelligence. I can cope with temporarily having this syndrome if I know it's not long term. I have looked to see what supplements might help (fish oil, ginkgo biloba, etc) and haven't found anything conclusive. Does anyone else have experience with this? Is it temporary usually? Does exercise and nutrition help? I am using the cold caps (have had one session only so far, still have hair!) - could it be that this might also help (the brain being in the head and all - who knows!) Please share your experiences and any tips you have. Thanks so much!
... View more